WHITEWATER, Colo (KKCO)- An illegal marijuana grow investigation is underway in Whitewater.
The area is located near the Grand Mesa and Kannah Creek road in a remote area of Whitewater.
Law enforcement notified neighboring residents of their presence and were asked to avoid the area.
The D.E.A and U.S. forest service are being assisted by a number of local, federal and state agencies.
“Well, I didn’t know it was growing, but I am very glad Mesa County discovered it and they are getting rid of it.” Natalie Lineback, Whitewater resident.
The investigation is ongoing– we are hoping to have more details shortly.